dip dye diy.
Lately, I’ve been looking into just how many different things I can do to a pair of vintage jeans.
I found this pair of
pleated, Wrangler, mom-jeans vintage jeans at a local thrift store & could not pass them up.
They are pink, for crying out loud.
I’m pretty sure I had made an oath that I would never, ever own a pair of Wranglers.
But, they were pink…so I made an excuse.
— a pair of jeans
— pants hanger
Cut shorts off to a length a few inches longer than the desired finished length.
Fill your bucket with water about 4 inches from the top.
Mix in approximately 2 cups of bleach.
And now you’re ready to dip your shorts!
Fold your shorts in half & attach them to the pants hanger.
Here comes the tricky part…
I had to kind of rig a way for my pants to hang at the line that I wanted the bleach to reach.
I used a shelf in my bathroom closet & looped hair ties together until I could hook my hanger onto them.
I soaked the shorts for around 2 hours…you can do shorter or longer — depending on the desired shade you are wanting.
Once your shorts have reached the desired color, take them out of the bleach & ring them out.
Then throw them in the washer & dryer!
They’ll come out with a great frayed edge!
Once you’ve dried the shorts, try them on & make sure they are the length you’d like.
If you want them shorter, cut them off to the desired length & re-wash & dry them for the frayed edge.
Here’s how I wear mine:
I’d love to hear if you try this out & how it works for you!